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Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
astonishingly brave leaders. obama (south africa this morning with his wife michelle. bushng him was george w. and his wife. former president bill clinton is traveling separately from rio de jimmyo. former president carter also plans to attend. president h w bush is the only former president not attending. he is no longer able to travel. upset with the president. they covered my mental health for the first few meetings i had. walking in the and a woman was among the press people. "no one ever covers my meetings." she said "it is just not a sexy issue." tour the country. we passed the mental health systems act of 1980. then as jimmy says, he was on build -- involuntarily retired from the white house. carter, lady rosalynn tonight at 9:00 eastern live on c-span and c-span3. also c-span radio and www.c- span.org. >> remarks now from israeli foreign minister avigdor lieberman. he comments on the current is really palestinian peace talks, the u.s. role in the process. the foreign minister was interviewed friday by washington post reporter david ignatius at a forum hosted by the brookings
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 7:00am EST
situation in new jersey. president obama is in south africa attending services for nelson mandela. some headlines on that. stadium hi at a soccer in johannesburg, where the services would take place. president obama spoke an hour ago. i want to play you a little bit of what he said. [video clip] >> i have fought against white domination and black domination. i cherish the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony. it is an ideal which i hope to live for and to achieve. but it is an ideal for which i am prepared to die. [che mandela taught us the power of action and also the power of ideals. the importance of reason and argument, the need to study who you agree with but those who you do not agree with. he understood that ideas cannot be contained by prison walls, extinguished by a sniper's bullet. he turned it into an indictment of apartheid because of his passion and because of his training as an advocate. he used decades of prison to sharpen his arguments and to spread his thirst for knowledge for others in the movement. theearned the la
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
will point you to those remarks. all i can say is that president obama and the first lady will go to south africa next week to pay their respects to the memory of nelson mandela and participate in memorial events. this point, i don't have more information on logistics. that is all being worked out. , i refer youthers to them at this time. we hope to have it fairly quickly. >> will the president invite them to travel? don't want to get ahead of the process being worked on as far as the timing and logistics. when we have that information, we will get it for you right away. numbers, white house have told us that the sequester would have dire consequences. are a welcome surprise for you guys. is some of the austerity not having the effect that you predicted? >> i would not look to what we said and predicted, but what i've it economists have said about the effect of the sequester on job creation and on jobs and economic growth. talk about trying to prove a negative or a counterfactual, but the economists say that absent those impacts, the picture would be even better than it is. building
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
problem that unlike , japan and the republic of south korea, the obama administration has had a different position in terms of civilian airliners going over that. the problem with the air defense zone that china has asserted is it goes far beyond the normal practice. normally when a civilian airliner goes over in the air defense identification zone, they'll have to collaborate with , in this case, china, if they are in the sovereign territory. if you are landing, china says you have to come through. i personally agree with japan and the republic of korea that china needs to roll back the air defense identification zone over the east china sea. host: how would you grade or rate secretary kerry on how he is administering it? guest: a couple of caveats -- i'm always uncomfortable with grades. they can be kind of flippant. any tech -- any secretary of state, republican and democrat, will enjoy successes and failures. if i have to grade him, i will do it two ways. first, secretary kerry's performance, putting aside the prudence of policies that the president has asked him to push for
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
incoming president determined. that is tonight on c-span and c-span3. >> president obama is on his way to south africa. he died last week at the age of 95. by formerited presidents george w. bush and former president clinton. the prime minister and other members of the house economy where there. this is one hour and a half. >> order. order. the house will wish to know how we proceed today. the questions will be carried over. office will announce consequential changes shortly. this is a special day for special tributes to a special .tatesman, nelson mandela i hope that as many members as possible will be able to contribute. contributions will continue until 10:00 p.m.. the house will also wish to know that there will be an event to commemorate and celebrate the life and achievements of nelson mandela taking place in westminster hall on thursday the 12th of december. >> thank you, mr. speaker. >> nelson mandela was a towering figure in our lifetime. we are here to celebrate his character, his achievements, and his legacy. condolence books have been organized. tos evening we will fly sout
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
powerful than we are financially. look at japan. look at south korea, look at germany. we areere at home, losing all kinds of respect at home. we are all over the world shooting and killing people. barack obama was not savvy enough to understand what was going on in washington dc. we will go to texas, ronnie, what is your take on -- on this? on this is in: as long as obama there -- [indiscernible] normal from west palm beach florida on the democrats line. caller: people voted for change. now that we have so much chagnnge they don't like it. host: al from castle tin new york, good morning. to answer the question, i don't think the u.s. is on the decline at all. to a happyhave come medium since 9/11. me only thing that bothers is we have allowed our ceos to go to the communist countries and exploit their cheap labor at the expense of their own people. ron from littleton, pennsylvania, you are next. caller: i believe we are on the decline because of president obama's policy. i am sure the founding fathers -- there is this from dean on our twitter page -- we will continue with more pure call
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
. president obama, george w. bush, bill clinton are all expected to go to south africa next week. in london, the british house of commons will pay tribute to the leader on monday. david cameron is one of the expected speakers. we will have that live at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span2. ate remarks from john kerry the form which is hosted every year at the brookings institution. it focuses on u.s./israel relations and challenges in the middle east. yearss a look at his 10 so far at the state department and the overall foreign-policy challenges that the obama administration faces. we will show all we can. is the policy director to talk about foreign policy challenges. welcome. they are reporting that they are talking about details. you concerns about the deal overall? guest: they are working out the devils of this plan. this is a line is deal we could have done a lot better. under that deal, the united states is starting to dismantle international sanctions. iran is not dismantling a single centrifuge. it is not starting to dismantle the heavywater reactor which a once called al plutonium bomb fa
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
the rainbow nation's wonderful national anthem. the thoughts that came to glasgow from south africa this time last week were returned with generosity and good will this week. mandela was in many ways simply the best. when president obama said that we should not see his like again, i guess he was right on one level. but let us look at what mandela did and at the fact that his words and deeds moved table mountain, and let us hope that we do see his like again. let us hope that we see his like in the middle east or in the vicinity of the koreas, for example, where people are crying out for a generation of politicians of a quality that can move mountains and minds in the way that mandela did. he reminds us that our trade need not be as awful as it is often depicted. he has given us something better to work for in ourselves. >> it is a great honor to take part in this tribute to nelson mandela. as far as i am concerned, it is almost as good as the magic moment when i sat with my wife in westminster hall as he addressed both houses of our parliament as the democratically elected president
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm EST
when members return on c-span. president obama is headed to south africa to attend a moral service for nelson mandela. he is joined on air force one by first lady michelle as well as george w. bush and hillary clinton. jimmy carter plans to join the group. nelson mandela will be very december 15 following a state funeral in his hometown. >> the wireline world is the central circulatory system of our economy. it is the veins and the arteries that can act what is now the information economy in the u.s.. we are seeing data traffic increase at the rate of 40% per year. it is wireline networks that connect all forms of communications, what are they exhibit -- whether they originate in a wireline or wireless environment. future of the communications industry, with u.s. telecom head walter mccormick. tonight on "the communicators," at 8:00 eastern on c-span2. >> i got upset with the president. the, at my mental health first few meetings. then they never showed up. housewalking in the white and i met this woman, one of the press people. , nobody ever covers my meetings. she said, mrs. cart
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
house next. president obama on the death of former south african residents nelson mandela. >> nelson mandela closed a statement from the dock saying, "i have fought against white domination and i have fought against black domination. i have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. it is an ideal i hope to live for and to achieve. but if need be, it is an ideal for which i am prepared to die." nelson mandela lived for that ideal and he made it real. he achieved more than could be expected of any man. and today, he has gone home. we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. .e no longer belongs to us he belongs to the ages. dignity andfierce unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others, he transformed south africa and moved all of us. his journey from imprisonment to a president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better. his commitment to transfer
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
. south africans are asked to values for which he fought. president obama is likely to travel to south africa. released a bush statement. -- next, palm beach, florida. he was a great man. he reminds me of a man like bothh, a great man for black-and-white. i pray he rest in peace. should learn from him. to take example. host: new york is next. caller: good evening. i just want to express my condolences on behalf of members of my community in new york about the death of nelson mandela. [indiscernible] we really miss him. there has not been any african that has done the things that has.n mandela i want to express my heartfelt condolences to the people of at the death of this at the thomas history -- epitome of history. very large personality. there has not been anybody that has achieved what he has done. none of them. nelson mandela is somebody that for thousands of years nobody will forget. host: we have shown you a number of events over the years. you will find in our video library at c-span.org. his death announced late this afternoon. by southh african time african president jacob zum
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 12:00am EST
also know that the and the obama's daughters traveled to south and met with nelson mandela. in 2011. that was on president's last conversation, we will have to you.hat information to >> any plans in the works to go to the south african embassy statueere there is a that honors nelson mandela and isn the condolence book that there? >> i don't have any scheduling updates involve the president of provide.re to i want to forewarn you because of the logistics that are still will not haven i a week ahead to give to you at the end of the preeing by we will get one to you when it is all prepared. i did myself drive by that yesterday and the number of people obviously had already gathered as well as the media and it is -- the statue just went up. great to have it here in washington. >> the government accountability institute, they announced between july of 2010 and november of this year, the public schedule was released showing that there were no one-on-one meetings with health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. there were 277 other one-on-one meetings. with other members of his
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
, president obama had a few words to say about the former south african leader. >> this year, we give a special measure of gratitude firm nelson mandela, a man that championed that generosity of spirit. in his life, he left us with tremendous grace and unbelievable courage. we are all privileged to live in a world touched by his goodness. >> former secretary of state every clinton receiving the 2013 human rights award at an event on capitol hill. also speaking at the event, madeleine albright who served under bill clinton. they talked about the recent passing of former south african president nelson mandela. this is 25 minutes. [applause] >> thank you very much. please. thank you. thank you for your kind words and thank you to all of you. i am thrilled to be here. here to celebrate those that dedicated their lives to the human rights movement and we would be remiss if we did not toak as a little while ago honor the passing of one of the movement's greatest heroes. ansident mandela was activist, a prisoner of conscience and a political leader. he was, above all, a teacher. he taught us t
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
questions on lots of topics. the u.s. has had to limit its military presence in south america due to a quest ration and prioritizing the pacific. how concerned are you about this, especially in terms of drug trafficking? is this something you spoke about president obama today? >> we value extremely the help that the u.s. has given us. for columbia, it has been extremely useful. i say this not because of the quantity, when you add up what columbia has given us versus what we have had to invest ourselves, it is a very small percentage. but the quality of that help in terms of intelligence and practical ways to be more effective in for example the fight against drug trafficking, has been very useful. that is knowledge that we have party acquired. as i mentioned, it is knowledge that we are sharing with other countries. in a way, what we're doing with the u.s. is lowering the cost and expanding and strengthening the results through what you would call a proxy. with the help of the u.s., in that case, you can make the resources much more efficient. >> is the u.s. going in the right directio
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am EST
of his example. the associated press is reporting a president obama will travel to south africa for the funeral surfaces of nelson mandela. details are still pending. we will hear more later in the day. this is from "usa today." death of a giant. nelson mandela, whose successful struggle against south africa's system of racial segregation and discrimination made him a global symbol for the cause of human rights. caller: i would like to thank you for acknowledging nelson mandela's life. i want to say that it is a privilege to know that in this day and time that we did have someone who would risk his life for freedom. i understand what the young man was saying about the man who died who was the first man to the moon. that is an honor as well. been unders have oppression for a long time. we live on earth. it is those on earth who need to reconcile. we need to come together. it is an honor to know that god put a man on art such as nelson mandela. an honor to know that god put a man on earth such as nelson mandela. though we may be oppressed, we will overcome. i am proud to know that thi
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:30pm EST
. [applause] >> south africa says president barack obama and the united nations secretary will be among the world leaders speaking at a mass memorial series for thousand mandela. expected to last about four hours for the stadium near johannesburg. we will cover the event live beginning 4:00 eastern tomorrow morning. >> i got upset with the press because they covered my mental health for the first few meetings i had. never showed up anymore and one day i was walking in the white house and met this woman who was one of the press people. nobody ever covers my meetings. she said, mrs. carter, mental health is just not a sexy issue. we toured the country, found out what was needed and developed legislation, and past of 1980al health system and it passed through congress he wasth before involuntarily retired from the white house. it was one of the greatest disappointments of my life. >> first lady rosalynn carter tonight at 9:00 eastern live on c-span and c-span three. there will be a 24% cut to medicare payments. on the other side of the capital, sensors are continuing a ban on plastic guns.
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am EST
my life. tonight >>dy carter president obama and first lady michelle obama are on their way .o south africa they will be joined by three former u.s. president. george w. bush was already on the plane. bill clinton is traveling separately from rio de janeiro where he was attending a global initiative event. also plan to join. george a chevy bush is the only living president who will not .ttend he is no longer able to travel long distances. president obama spoke over the weekend about u.s. relations with israel. it is a form marked by the brookings institute. centersterviewed by the founder. this is about 50 minutes. hello! [applause] >> how are you doing? >> i'm good. hello, everybody. >> one of your staffers said you are in a great mood this afternoon, so -- >> i am. >> we're doubly blessed here. so that's terrific. i'd like to thank you very much for being here today, mr. president. the forum, and i personally, are honored to have you join us in this conversation. and i am personally honored that you insisted that i have this conversation with you, even though i never set foot for a
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
yesterday. we are learning that president obama and first lady michelle obama will travel to south africa next week to attend memorial event. former secretary of state madeleine albright spoke earlier. she paid tribute to former california congressman tom lantos and hillary clinton looking at her years of service. >> thank you very much. thank you to mica for your kind wonders and good morning. thank you to all of you. i am thrilled to be here. we're here to celebrate those who dedicated their lives to the human rights movement and we would be remised if we did not speak as to mica did to honor the passing of one of the movement's greatest heroes, nelson mandela. president mandela was a activist, political leader, a statesman and he was above all a teacher. he taught us that the power of forgiveness is greater áhan the power of hate and the differences of race and nationality matter less than our shared humanity. his presence on this earth will be sorely missed but his lessons will endure in the hearts of millions. this has in fact, become a very special event as part of what tom
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am EST
went ahead with it to signify that they do not recognize it. unlike japan and the republic of south korea, the obama administration has had a different position in terms of civilian airliners going over that. the problem with the air defenses i'm owes for beyond normal practice. civilianwhen a airliner goes over in the air zone, they'll have to collaborate with it, and if it's present if they are landing there. if you are landing, china says you have to come through. -- agreelly a group with japan and the republican korea that china needs to roll back the air defense bill over the east china sea. host: how would you grade or rate century carry on how he is administering it -- secretary kerry on how he is administering it? of caveats --e i'm always uncomfortable with grades. any secretary of state will enjoy successes and failures. if i have to break him i will do it in two ways. first, secretary kerry's performance, putting aside the prisons of policy, that the president has asked to do push forward, secretaries. has been -- secretary kerry has been very active. he is traveled almos
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 10:00am EST
for having me. >> that will be it for our show today. earlier this morning, president obama was at a memorial service south africa. mandela as d nelson one of the great liberators of the 20th century. you some of the highlights from that event now. president: thank you. thank you so much. thank you. behalf of myself and the and membersresident of the government, the heads of and government past and distinguished guests, to be singular honor with you today celebrate a life like no other. south africa ,of people of every race and every the world thanks ou for sharing nelson mandela with us. his struggle was your struggle. his triumph was your triumph. your dignity and your hope found expression in his life and your is his your democracy cherished legacy. you'llgize any man, to capture in words not facts and the dates but the a life person, l truth of a their private joys and sorrows, he quiet moments and unique illuminate t someone. he moved the nation towards justice and in the process moved around the world. i, a boy ng world war herding cattle. he would emerge as the last 20th liber
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 2:00am EST
go watch is aus in >> president obama is reading a delegation to nelson mandela's memorial service that includes former presidents. the former president of south africa died last thursday. our coverage of the memorial will be on c-span2 tomorrow morning. we've also have live coverage of c-span radio and c-span.org. we will take your comments at #cspanchat and on facebook. british prime minister david cameron and other members of parliament celebrated the life of nelson mandela with a special tribute session. join 100 worldl leaders in johannesburg at the memorial service. >> order. order. know how will wish to we intend to proceed today. the questions will be persona until -- postpone until next monday. the present list will be carried over. the table office will announce consequential changes shortly. this is a special day. a special tribute to a special statement -- nelson mandela. i hope that as many many -- as many members of possible can contribute. tributes may continue until 10 p.m. there will be no end of day adjournment debate. the house will also wish to know that there w
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